Austin runoff elections: Who is on the ballot, where to vote and when polls are open

Early voting opens Dec. 3 for runoff elections for Austin City Council and the Austin ISD board of trustees. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Early voting opens Dec. 3 for runoff elections for Austin City Council and the Austin ISD board of trustees. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

Early voting opens Dec. 3 for runoff elections for Austin City Council and the Austin ISD board of trustees. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

Two Austin City Council seats and two positions on the Austin ISD board of trustees will be decided via runoff elections Dec. 15 after no candidate received more than 50% of the vote in the Nov. 3 general election. Early voting opens Dec. 3 at 7 a.m. in Travis County and Williamson County

Both Austin City Council incumbents are running to retain their seats. In District 6, which covers Northwest Austin, incumbent Jimmy Flannigan is facing challenger Mackenzie Kelly. In District 10, in West Austin, incumbent Alison Alter is facing challenger Jennifer Virden.

In Austin ISD District 5, which covers parts of Central and Southwest Austin, Lynn Boswell is running against Jennifer Littlefield. In Position 8, which is an at-large seat that covers the entire district, Noelita Lugo is running against Leticia Moreno Caballero.

Registered voters who live anywhere within Austin ISD's boundaries can vote for the at-large position. Only those within AISD District 5 and Austin City Council Districts 6 and 10 can vote for those respective seats. However, voters are able to cast their ballot anywhere within their respective counties.

Who is on the ballot?


Austin City Council District 6

James "Jimmy" Flannigan*


Mackenzie Kelly

Austin City Council District 10

Alison Alter*

Jennifer Virden

Austin ISD District 5

Lynn Boswell

Jennifer Littlefield

Austin ISD Position 8

Noelita L. Lugo

Leticia Moreno Caballero

Who is my representative?


Voters can find Austin City Council's district boundaries here to determine if they are eligible to vote in the city's runoff election. District 6 includes parts of Austin in Travis County and parts of the city in Williamson County. Residents must vote within their home county, but they may vote at any of that county's polling places.

All registered voters who live within Austin ISD's boundaries are eligible to vote in the district's board of trustees runoff election for Position 8. Those who live within District 5 are also eligible to vote in that race. Find AISD's boundary maps here.

Where can I vote?


Registered voters can vote at any open location within their home county. Find a map of early voting locations below.

When are polls open?


Travis County early voting hours

Dec. 3-5: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Dec. 6: Noon-6 p.m.

Dec. 7-11: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Williamson County early voting hours

Dec. 3-5: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Dec. 6: closed

Dec. 7-11: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
By Jack Flagler
Jack is the editor of Community Impact Newspaper's Central Austin and Southwest Austin editions. He began his career as a sports reporter in Massachusetts and North Carolina before moving to Austin in 2018. He grew up in Maine and graduated from Boston University, but prefers tacos al pastor to lobster rolls. You can get in touch at jflagler@communityimpact.com


MOST RECENT

Romeo's Pizza held its Georgetown groundbreaking April 6. (Courtesy Romeo's Pizza)
Romeo's Pizza coming to Georgetown; Vacancy Brewing opens in South Austin and more Central Texas news

Read the latest business and community news from the Central Texas area.

Photo of a Moderna vaccine vial
Austin Public Health coronavirus vaccine portal opens to all adults April 12

APH will continue outreach efforts to high-priority groups.

Austin Public Health holds a vaccination clinic at the Delco Activity Center in Northeast Austin. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Coronavirus updates from Austin, Travis County; governor bans 'vaccine passports' and more top Central Texas news

Read the most popular business and community news from the past week from Central Texas.

Tavel Bristol-Joseph has started a scholarship fund that will provide $6,000 to two Austin Community College Culinary Arts students and give them opportunity to be mentored by Bristol-Joseph and to stage at one of the Emmer & Rye group's five restaurants. (Courtesy Emmer & Rye)
Austin chef starts scholarship and mentorship program for Austin Community College students

Tavel Bristol-Joseph started the scholarship fund, which will provide $6,000 to two ACC students and give them the opportunity to stage at one of the Emmer & Rye group's five restaurants.

Slaughter Lane will be extended east to US 183. (Courtesy Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam)
Slaughter Lane extension being designed for Easton Park in Southeast Austin

The transportation project could break ground in 2022.

Snow and ice cover the pond on the southeastern side of the Mueller development in East Austin in February. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
After winter storm, Austin puts together a plan for better temporary shelters

The locations, which could be schools, libraries or recreation centers, would be disconnected from traditional infrastructure and be able to sustain operations if the city were to experience widespread power or water outages.

Jersey Mike’s Subs opened its newest shop in South Austin on March 31. (Courtesy Jersey Mike's Subs)
New dog park, cafe on the way; Jersey Mike’s adds local location and more South Austin business news

A new pet shop has opened in South Austin, and a dog park is also on the way later this month.

Austin ISD is holding community conversation sessions April 12-May 6. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin ISD community conversation sessions continuing through May 6

The series offers AISD families an opportunity to learn about the district’s strategic plan and ongoing budget planning.

Vacancy Brewing is located across the street from The Yard development in the St. Elmo neighborhood. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)
Vacancy Brewing opens in South Austin

Vacancy Brewing is located across the street from The Yard development in the St. Elmo neighborhood.

A resident at EdenHill Communities receives their second dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine. (Lauren Canterberry/Community Impact Newspaper)
Amid the struggle to get vaccinated, these Austin moms have helped over 3,900 people get appointments

The women volunteer their time searching for hard-to-find time slots that often become available in the middle of the night.

Photo of Austin Central Library
Austin Public Library to begin resuming in-person services May 10

Austin Public Library will begin reopening branches to the public in May after operating with only digital and curbside pickup services since June 2020.